Kill Devil Hills Opens First Fully Handicap Accessible Beach Access
The Town of Kill Devil Hills has dedicated its first fully handicap accessible beach access, located at Ocean Bay Boulevard, in a ceremony on May 13, 2019.
Upgrades to the Ocean Bay Boulevard beach access include a wooden handicap ramp (pictured above), which allows wheelchairs to get from the beach access parking lot to the sand, as well as six fixed mats and six roll-out mats that lay over top of the sand, permitting wheelchairs entry onto the beach. The mats will be set up in a manner that allows those in a wheelchair to more accessibly ‘set up’ their belongings (off of the mat), to enjoy a day at the beach.
The fully accessible access was dedicated to former KDH Commissioner William “Bill” M. Pitt, in recognition of his community involvement in the Outer Banks. Kill Devil Hills Mayor Sheila Davies highlighted his service and noted his dedication to the citizens of the town.
North Banks Rotary President Nathan Ladd spoke and assisted in the ribbon cutting, as former Commissioner Pitt was a member of the club, which has partnered with the Town in establishing the access.
Outer Banks resident Randy Holcombe worked with KDH town staff in preliminary site selection and planning to establish the access as a central feature of the town to serve all its citizens and visitors.
Following the ribbon cutting, members of the public used the access and enjoyed refreshments.